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04 December, 2010

Have they won?


TSA being able to take x-ray pictures of us, possibly in violation of the 4th amendment, sort of means the terrorists have won? I kind of think so.  I think the TSA has gone a bit too far, not to blame them for it, but I think that is what has happened.  They have been charged with protecting us and they are trying to do the best they can as they were tasked to.  So, the American people have to decide how much risk we are willing to take for our liberties.  Do we stop this and accept the risk that a non-metalic weapon (shoe bomb, underwear bomb) could get through and we may have another disaster?  Or do we accept this as part of life and not an infringement on our rights against unreasonable search?

I for one would accept the risk.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."


  1. When we went to New York at the airport they picked me up and told me to go on the side. Then a woman, wearing gloves, came and asked me if she could check me out. I said yes as I thought she would just place the electric wand around me. No, she almost gave me a massage – even went under my bra! I had no idea what she was doing. She did not put me through an Xray machine though.

  2. Yeah, it sounds special... I haven't traveled since this new stuff started. My daughter is visiting a friend in upstate New York, I wonder how she has done with the searches... I hope I don't have to bail her out of jail! She can get cantankerous.